39 Killed In Rain-Triggered Accidents In Pakistan

39 Killed In Rain-Triggered Accidents In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (NNN-APP) – Thirty-nine people were killed in rain-related accidents across Pakistan, over the last three days, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), said, yesterday.

The country’s east Punjab had been worst-hit in the ongoing rain spell, with 21 fatalities in separate lightning incidents, the NDMA said in a statement.

Seven people were killed in roof collapse and lightning incidents, in the south-western province of Balochistan, whereas eight, including children, died when the roofs of their houses collapsed, in north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

In Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, two people died, after slipping into a river, while one man died after being buried under an avalanche, in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, the NDMA added.

A total of 37 houses, a bridge, and two roads were damaged in Balochistan, whereas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 15 houses collapsed.

In an advisory released yesterday, the NDMA said that, a fresh rain spell is expected from today in the country, due to which widespread rains, windstorms, and thunderstorms are expected in most parts of the country.– NNN-APP  


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